Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2006, 01:04 AM   #1
knitbebe
1st Leg of the Journey
 
knitbebe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 162
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Swatch/gauge question
I got my Debbie Bliss /cotton-wool yarn in today. Just stunning, light slate blue. I'm glad I opted for a cotton/wol blend over a cotton, the wool does give it a little spring.

I'm knitting the hourglass sweater(last minute gifts). The recommended needle is 3 and gauge is 25 =4". I was so excited to find a cotton that I didn't pay that close attention to the recommendations. :rollseyes:. Which could of been a real problem, but knitted it up and though the stitches could be a little tighter--you can't see through the stitches :D .

Q.#1. I need to get a gauge of 19=4". I'm getting 20=4", should I move down a needle size (I'm using a 6 now). If I move down I'll be using a 5.

Q.#2. I'm a 38 bust, and the size for the pattern go from 37, 41, 45. (This is the finished size) Which size should I use. I was thinking 41?

thanks,
knitbebe
knitbebe is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-12-2006, 01:40 AM   #2
KellyK
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Berwyn, Illinois
Posts: 22,219
Thanks: 187
Thanked 75 Times in 48 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to KellyK
Try knitting a swatch with the 5's and see whatcha get. And, the size you knit should depend on how much "ease" (wiggle room) you want in the sweater. If you want a body skimming sweater, then knit the 38 (maybe use the 6's then). If you want it to be baggier, knit the 41.
KellyK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,567
Thanks: 20
Thanked 2,223 Times in 1,827 Posts
If you have a sweater that you love the fit of, measure that to get an idea of what size you want this sweater to be.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gauge swatch question sueko How-to Questions 3 11-30-2009 06:29 AM
Gauge swatch question brookerussell How-to Questions 8 12-06-2008 05:17 PM
Gauge Swatch-First time-Have a question Rennagayle How-to Questions 2 03-05-2007 06:09 PM
Gauge Swatch Question alevengood How-to Questions 1 05-08-2006 04:18 PM
Gauge swatch question Aello How-to Questions 4 07-27-2005 06:29 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.